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MoveOn.org has started a letter-writing campaign designed to counter Mitt Romney laughing off his bullying of a younger student, a revealing dark incident from the presumed GOP presidential nominee's past.
Why does it matter what Mitt Romney did at his exclusive prep school nearly 50 years ago? It's about the man who, in business, picked on struggling companies, fired their workers, pocketed the profits, and then dumped the companies back out riddled with debt. It's about a man whose policies would take from those struggling in a tough economy, to give to those on top. After 48 years, one thing hasn't changed for Romney: There are people who count and people who don't, like young John Lauber, or the 99% of us who get beat up by Romney's policies.
Of course, the right-wing media led by Fox News is pushing the narrative that this is all about nothing, simple prep school games. But we know better and should remind the media what this is about. It's going to take thousands of us, across the country, writing to our newspapers about why this matters.
Here's a good op-ed piece about why Romney's bullying matters today: The man who rallied his chums to bully a vulnerable kid has produced a set of prescriptions that are striking in the degree to which they advantage his rich friends over everyone else. And those policies tell us exactly who Romney thinks counts and who doesn't. Feel free to share the op-ed on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else.